Lip injections are all the rage these days from celebrities to soccer moms. If you’re curious about the procedure and think you might want to try it for yourself, it’s essential to learn all the facts before diving in. Here’s what you need to know about lip fillers.
There Are Different Filler Options
Skilled cosmetic surgeons such as Dr. Yogita Kashyap have several choices of dermal fillers to inject into your lips and around your mouth. Today, the most popular fillers among both patients and doctors are gel-based products made with hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the human body that has an exceptional ability to attract and retain moisture.
Hyaluronic acid fillers can plump your lips by adding volume as well as improving the shape and structure of your lips and mouth. The effects of HA-based fillers typically last around four to six months; after that, you will need additional injections to maintain the look of your lips.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Here are some of the reasons to use hyaluronic acid fillers.
- Control over lip volume – A skilled cosmetic injector has a high degree of control over how much lip volume to create.
- Gradual pace of treatment – If you want more dramatic results, you can choose to get a series of injections spaced over appointments until your mouth and lips have reached your desired appearance.
- Minimally invasive – Lip augmentation with fillers is ideal for busy people, because the procedure does not require any downtime or activity restrictions.
Good Injections Require Attention to Detail
If you assumed the only goal of lip injections was plumping and filling, think again. It’s not a one-size-fits-all procedure, either. A talented cosmetic surgeon will take each patient’s facial proportions into account to preserve balance among the features. For the best results, choose a doctor who is artistic enough to work with the configuration of your mouth to achieve your cosmetic goals.
Selecting where and what volume to inject the lips is also a significant decision to make. Sometimes, only your top or bottom lip will need treatment, sometimes both, and often at different volumes. That’s because not everyone’s mouth is perfectly symmetrical.
What to Expect During and After the Procedure
Lip augmentation injections are a brief, in-office treatment with little to no downtime. If you are worried about discomfort, it’s important to know that Dr. Kashyap always uses a numbing agent. After carefully marking the areas to be injected, Dr. Kashyap will use a very fine needle to inject the filler into your lips.
Following your injections, you may experience swelling or bruising. If this is the case, Benadryl or Claritin can help ease these side effects. Additionally, ice can also help ease the inflammation, however, be sure not to put firm pressure on your lips. It’s important to avoid alcohol for 48 hours following your treatment.
You should notice an immediate difference. After you’ve healed, your lips will look and feel completely natural.
Take the Next Step
Are you ready to learn more about fillers? Contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kashyap.